|By Raj Giri||August 31, 2012 | Comments|
Crowd is packed lots of YES and WOOOOO Chants. The Raw intro video plays and Justin Roberts welcomes the crowd.
Brodus Clay vs. Jack Swagger
Only Naomi is with Brodus. Typical Brodus match lots of dancing and Swagger gets in some offense, but Brodus wins with the splash and celebrates with kids after the match.
The Miz promo appears on-screen saying he will defeat Alex Riley later in the night and wants Justin Roberts to say his name the loudest. The match will be for the Intercontinental title.
Divas Champion Layla vs. Rosa Mendes
Rosa and Layla both dancing to start the match. Lots of "boring" chants. Rosa has a headlock for 30 seconds than Layla botches her cross body in the corner and retries than hits her kick finisher for the win. Worst match of the night.
Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Alex Riley
The Miz comes out to massive heat and tells Justin Roberts to say his name the loudest then tells the crowd he expects them to boo him because they all turned there back on him. Quite a good promo actually. Alex Riley comes out to a decent pop. The Miz controls most of the match while taunting the crowd. Riley gets in some offense but Miz hits The Skull Crushing Finale for the win. Good 10-15 minute match.
Zack Ryder vs. Tensai
Tensai comes out to decent heat and Ryder gets a good pop. Tensai dominates the whole match until Ryder hits The Rough Rider for the win. Tensai looks frustrated after the match.
Justin Roberts praises how good the crowd is the takes a video of the crowd and touts it.
WWE Tag Team Champions R-Truth and Kofi Kingston vs. Primo and Epico w/ Rosa Mendes
R-Truth comes out with Lil' Jimmy singing what's up and Kofi comes out to a good pop. Primo attacks Lil' Jimmy and R-Truth goes crazy on Primo. Good back and forth match with Primo and Epico double teaming a lot. Primo hits the backstabber for the win on Kofi, but Kofi's foot was on the rope. AJ skips out to a massive pop and restarts the match. Primo and Epico turn around and R-Truth and Kofi hit there finishers and win.
Truth cuts a promo and asks the crowd to accept Lil' Jimmy, and they do.
David Otunga vs. Santino Marella
Otunga comes out and does some Chris Masters poses with similar music to Masters. Santino gets a big pop. Otunga dominates, but Santino comes back with his splits, arm-drag, headbutt and then The Cobra for the win.
There is a recap of the Triple H angle from RAW.
Daniel Bryan vs. WWE Champion CM Punk
Bryan comes out to lots of "Yes" chants. Punk gets a huge pop. Match starts and lots of "Yes" and "goat face" chants. Bryan gets on the mic a couple of times and says stop chanting "Yes" and says that he's handsome and not a goat face.
Match of the night, at least 20 minutes long with lots of near falls. Bryan hit a cool double arm suplex from the top rope and kept holding Punk's arm and locked in "The No Lock." Punk got out of it and reversed a suplex into the GTS and won.
Ace comes out to decent heat same as Big Show. John Cena gets the biggest pop of the night. Laurinaitis starts, but as soon as the bell rings he runs over to Show and tags him. Big Show dominates for 10 minutes with Laurinaitis coming in a few times kicking Cena then tagging Show straight back in. Lots of "Let's Go Cena," "Cena Sucks" chants. Laurinaitis comes in again but Cena grabs him, but he escapes and tags in Show. Cena hits a bulldog and 5 knuckle shuffle and goes for The AA but Show reverses into a Chokeslam and tries for the WMD but Cena ducks and hits the AA for the win.
After the match, Johnny attacks John Cena with a chair. When he went to hit Cena with the chair for the second time, Cena ducked and hit the AA to send the crowd home happy.
Justin Roberts thanks the crowd and says hopefully they will be back soon.
Overall, good show. Punk vs. Bryan was the match of the night, and The Miz vs. Alex Riley was second best. The Divas match and Santino vs. Otunga were the worst.
1. John Cena
2. CM Punk
4. Zack Ryder/Kofi and R-truth
1. The Miz
2. Johnny Ace
3. Big Show
4. Jack Swagger/Tensai
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